City of Sanford, NC
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Dedication of 'Trains in Downtown' Public Art Installation rescheduled for Thursday

The City of Sanford’s Appearance Commission has set a date for dedicating Sanford’s newest public art installation, which was delayed by Hurricane Michael.

New date: The dedication will be Thursday, October 25 in Depot Park. The festivities will start at 5:30 p.m.

The Commission has placed 12 miniature bronze replicas of Sanford’s beloved Number 12 engine around downtown Sanford. There is also a passport book to use as a guide to find the trains. Once complete, the passports can be turned back in for a prize.

The dedication will feature refreshments and music. Explorers can pick up their passports along with free train whistles and an engineer’s hat. After the event, passports can be picked up at 115 Chatham Street or downloaded from our website.

The Commission is also raffling a miniature bronze replica of Number 12. Tickets are $20 and will benefit future public art initiatives. The drawing will be held during the dedication, but entrants do not need to be present to win.

The trains project is part of Sanford's Public Arts Program. Learn more about the program on our website.

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